Another trip, relief and weekend plans

Friday was busier than expected. My morning pages said: i’ll take it easy and finish my readings. Yet, I left office 3:30pm feeling exhausted.

Two good news:

  1. We are going back to El Nido in April! that has been our favorite beach so far, true paradise. We knew we’d go back but didn’t know so soon. A local friend is organising it and invited all. We are super thrilled! We’d be just back from Coron in early April, and depart again for El Nido 8 days later. Back to back vacation? why not! 😆 And this time with good friends, probably one of the few friends that i’ll keep after my assignment here.
  2. Job assignment for next year (starting July) came out. I was happy to see that a big project that I’ve been preparing for a while came to me, while other projects that I could be leading too but was less enthusiastic about. What I found the experience interesting is perception. If I didn’t know what happened behind the scene how those assignment were made, I’d feel defeated for not getting more project, I’d be wondering if I wasn’t good enough, and would kill myself to prove them otherwise. Knowing that the reason I didn’t get those other projects is because they want me to focus the most importantly task, that it was deliberate protection of my time and sanity, I was grateful and relief.

5 days of meal delivery ended yesterday. Breakfast was this yummy chia pudding with tropical fruits. Snack was these oat maca peanut balls.

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lunch was this buddha bowl, and dinner was jambalaya rice that husband had it for lunch.

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Overall, I am glad I tried it as it gave me chance to try different food that I wouldn’t otherwise. Things that I like the most and plan to do myself going forward were the chia pudding, the oat energy ball, and giant oat pancake. The meals were tasty but a bit greasy and salty for my taste, and definitely lacked fresh vegetable department. So I’ll continue to search my perfect lunch combo, something that I can pack to work that I’d be excited to eat.

Weekend plan = almost no plan plan

Saturday

  • jogging with the girls
  • errands
  • manicure
  • pizza for the girls
  • finish the book I’m reading
  • movie night?

Sunday

  • long run (9-12 miles)
  • long bath
  • golf with Sofia
  • reading afternoon
  • bake new loafs of bread
  • make a new recipe

2 thoughts on “Another trip, relief and weekend plans

  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend!! Enjoy. I have to catch up on some work since I was super busy this week and just didn’t get enough work hours in. 😦 It’s okay though- I’m glad to have an open weekend otherwise, so I should be able to fit in some work and still a good amount of fun/relaxation!

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  2. Nice to see your meal service. Although your reviews were not raving, the pictures of the meals look great. Sometimes a temporary change gives a boost, right?
    Soooo jealous of your Palawin trips planned! I’ve never been because the options to get there were very limited when I was growing up. It’s definitely on my bucket list next time we are there. Looking forward to read your experience of both!

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